New York City
Travel Guide

New York City 

See & Do

Landmarks 

 
 
New York Harbor
Perhaps the most famous of all landmarks in New York City is the Statue of Liberty, situated atop a small island (Liberty Island) in New York Harbor. Expect long lines and large crowds of visitors waiting to visit the island during the summer months especially on weekends and public holidays. Nearby is Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants completed their journey and waited to be processed before entering the United States. Another landmark in New York Harbor is Governors Island, the site of the historical Fort Jay and Castle Williams.

Statue of Liberty, New York City

Statue of Liberty by GFDL

Lower Manhattan
Within Lower Manhattan is Wall Street, the heart of big business and home of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Towering buildings characterize Wall Street but does not offer much as a tourist attraction since many buildings are off limits to visitors. The only place where visitors are allowed is Federal Hall, the site where George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States. The Brooklyn Bridge (connecting Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn) opened in 1883 and is the oldest suspension bridge in the United States.
Brooklyn Bridge, New York City
Brooklyn Bridge by Tiago Fioreze

Midtown Manhattan
Moving north is Midtown Manhattan, another major business district and home of several famous landmarks in New York City. At height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), the Empire State Building is the tallest building in the city. The United Nations (UN) Headquarters is an area occupying 18 acres (seven hectares) overlooking the East River and a symbol of international cooperation. Grand Central Terminal is one of the busiest train stations in the world and a grand building designed in Beaux-Arts architecture. Times Square is a busy intersection filled with bright, flashing video screens and LED signs running 24 hours a day.

Grand Central Terminal, New York City

Grand Central Terminal by Fcb981

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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